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The Cohesion Fund is aimed at Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90 % of the EU average. It aims to reduce economic and social disparities and to promote sustainable development.


The Cohesion Fund was established for the purpose of strengthening the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the European Union in the interests of promoting sustainable development. Objectives: a greener, low-carbon and circular economy a more connected Europe Financed actions:  Investments in the environment, including investments related to sustainable development and energy presenting environmental benefits;  Investments in TEN-T;  Technical assistance. For more information, please connect.


42,6 billion euros (update of the conclusions of the European Council of July 2020)
The co-financing rate for the Cohesion Fund will not be higher than 85%.
The contribution to the Connecting Europe Facility would be EUR 10 billion.

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Civil Society Organisations, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Local development

Regions: European Union

Next funding alert: 2021

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